hello simply clarke readers!! i am so excited to take over for marquis today, she actually designed my blog!! isn’t it pretty??
cuddle up and watch a Christmas movie. my family always loved watching how the grinch stole christmas with jim carrey. i watched that last year when i was away from them and it made me feel a little bit closer.
skype with them as they open their presents and as you open yours. with technology, it is great that you can be closer to your family or loved ones than you would have been a few years ago!! i made sure i skyped with my family on Christmas day last year, and it made me feel a lot better.
give service. whether that is taking Christmas cookies to neighbors or volunteering at a homeless shelter on Christmas day or around the day, taking your problems outside of yourself is so valuable!! that really helps you manage to forget about yourself and your woes and homesickness and focus on others. to me, that is the best thing you can do for homesickness!!
get your favorite holiday book that you would read as a family. we always read this book called the legend of the candy cane. i loved LOVED that holiday book and is my absolute favorite. read that or read a book that you would normally read with your family.
i hope all these things will make you feel closer to your family this season if you are away from them!!
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